5 August 2012

Being Bold

Today, I thought of not having 2 blogs and I chose to keep the other one
 "My Life
which I've been sharing only with my family and friends. You will find some new posts in that blog if you surf through.

Hereon, I'm not going to update this blog. I know that I'm losing some traffic and followers for the moment.

Why did I take this decision? I was reluctant to share my too personal life. I thought, it would surprise so many people in many ways. However, now I've gained the courage to let the world know where I've come from and where I'm heading to.

18 July 2012

చిన్నన్న My Farming Mentor


Those were my pre-schooling days spending in my village and farm. There used be one person working in my farm and he is Chinnanna my farming mentor. He told me many stories and taught me how to do farming works.

One day I’ve killed one small ant which was on my hand. He told me that I would go to hell as I’ve killed the ant and started describing the hell. I was scared off and kept on crying. Then he himself gave me a solution. He asked me to go home and take bath and offer a coconut to the God asking for forgiveness. I went to my mamma and told her with tears that I wanted to take bath again. She started laughing at me for my childishness. But, I was very adamant. At last, she bathed me and called Chinnanna to climb the coconut tree which was nice and tall for the coconut. After around 27 years, neither the coconut tree exists nor Chinnanna exists. Coconut tree died naturally, but not Chinnanna. He committed suicide recently. That made me to recall those memories spent with him.

He left the village in the name of livelihood. Moved to Hyderabad the capital city of my state. I’ve left the village for the same reasons too. But, he was always there in my heart. I have been thinking that one day I would show my gratitude towards him. But, it’s too late. There is no next time for me.

What surprises me is Chinnanna being so strong mentally and physically, how could he commit suicide? I think it is the city which killed him not those family problems as everyone is claiming. He was happy in the village. That happiness couldn’t survive too long in the city life. 

I’m very cautious not to kill any ant or any living being for that matter. How many times, I’ve remembered you in these 10 years. But, I never could tell you and now I regret.

You are the one who taught me how to plough the fields and how to drive bullock cart and so many other farming jobs. You would have thought that I forgot you as I was busy with my own life. So what, you could have told me, we could have fixed together as we fixed our farming jobs.

Now, I correlate all those farmer suicides happening in our country. Now, it is my mission to show those village(r)s how to handle this hopelessness.
Good Bye…

15 July 2012

Management (Part-2)


People should be working not out of the fear, but out of the respect you earned through your ethical values. A sense of care and kindness is required. Being a leader always should set an example how to be the best in every thing you do. Passionate follow ups are required. One can never be a good manager having distance from the staff even after being closer physically. How good are those managers whose absence is considered as a play time for the staff. 'While the cat's away, the mouse will play'. It happens when managers try to work out things with authority instead of influencing the people.

It is also seen that mangers claiming that they don’t have enough time. Well! If manger doesn’t have enough time to be a manger, it’s better not to continue in that position.

It appears that there is a lot of vacuum for good leaders. Again leaders aren’t born. They are made as everything else is made. The price is the hard work. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Quincy Adams”.

1 July 2012

Management (Self & Others) (Part-1)

I chose to contemplate on management today. It is the term much talked about. For me, it is more of self management. I believe that everything begins from within, anything for that matter. How can you think that you can manage others when you are failing to manage yourself? When I say managing ourselves includes waking up on time, taking food on time, going to bed on time etc.. Yes, discipline descends for some people. After all, it is effective management which helps us make the best out of this life, doesn’t it?

 I think it comes naturally, when you are managing yourself, you can manage others too. I will try to recall what I’ve read long ago. “When people around you don’t know how to do, you have a lot of work to do. Once, you have them doing what they are supposed to be doing. You have nothing to do. True managers do nothing. Art of management is doing nothing.” And also, it isn't "Do it, as I say." It is "Do it, as I do."

One should remember that no one wants to be managed. No matter, how sophisticated the manager is. We human beings long for affection and belongingness. The real manager is someone who constantly ignites the passion to excel. There is an opinion that introverts can not be effective managers. I disagree with that. It is just a trait of the personality. I don’t think introverts are like vegetables allowing everyone to cut in pieces.

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. - Thomas Kempis

20 April 2012

Bodhisattva

I saw a small booklet with one of my Tibetan friends and it is called “Bodhisatva”. I was so much impressed with what was written on it. He agreed to lend me for a while. I just recorded it in my mobile in my voice and gave him back. I don’t have any count how many times I’ve listened to it. The count continues…
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What is Bodhisattva?
Being Enlightened.
37 Practices of a Bodhisattva.

A Summary of How an Awakening Being Behaves.